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  • Region Economic Statistics
    GDP at current prices: $1.842 trillion USD
    GDP (PPP): $4.684 trillion USD (3rd largest in the world)
    GDP growth rate (2013-14): 4.986%
    Exports (2012 est.): $309.1 billion USD

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  • Population Statistics
    India is the second-largest populated country in the world with over 1.18 billion people (estimate for April, 2010) and consists of more than one-sixth of the world's population.
    Represents 17.31% of the world's population
    Expected to surpass China's population by 2025, and could reach 1.6 billion by 2050

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  • Top 10 in India
    Biggest Cities:
    1. Mumbai (Bombay) - 12,147,100
    2. Delhi - 10,009,200
    3. Calcutta - 4,670,000
    4. Bangalore - 4,376,100
    5. Chennai (Madras) - 4,298,600
    6. Ahmadabad - 3,584,000…

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  • Made From India (B2B Blog): Top business facts about India
    India is known to be the best place in the world to commence a business, according to a global services location index by AT Kearney.
    India's foreign exchange reserves are almost US$ 200 billion.
    India is 4th in internet usage in entire world .

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Basic Economic Statistics:
  • GDP at current prices: $1.842 trillion USD
  • GDP (PPP): $4.684 trillion USD (3rd largest in the world)
  • GDP growth rate (2013-14): 4.986%
  • Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) (2012-13): outflow of $25 billion USD
Population Statistics:
  • India is the second-largest populated country in the world with over 1.18 billion people (estimate for April, 2010) and consists of more than one-sixth of the world's population.
  • Represents 17.31% of the world's population
  • Expected to surpass China's population by 2025, and could reach 1.6 billion by 2050
  • Assamese - It is the language of Assam, spoken by nearly 60 percent of the population.
  • Bengali - It is an official language of West Bengal.
  • Gujarati - It is the official language of Gujarat, spoken by 70 percent of the population.
  • Hindi - Hindi is the national language of India.
  • Kannada - It is a language of Karnataka, spoken by 65 percent of the population.
  • Kashmiri - 55 per cent of the state's population speaks Kashmiri.
  • Malayalam - It is the state language of Kerala.
  • Marathi - It is an official language of Maharashtra.
  • Oriya - Oriya is the official language of the State of Orissa.
  • Punjabi - It is the official language of the State of Punjab.
  • Sanskrit - Sanskrit is the classical language of India. It is also one of the oldest languages in the world.
  • Sindhi - It is mainly spoken by a great number of people in the Northwest frontier of the Indian sub-continent comprising parts of India and Pakistan.
  • Tamil - It is the State language of Tamil Nadu.
  • Telugu - It is a language of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Urdu - The state language of Jammu and Kashmir is Urdu.
Trade and Commerce Statistics:
  • Exports of software and services registered a growth of 234 per cent during the year 2008-09 over the preceding year.
  • The Indian economy is expected to quadruple over the next two decades, adding more than 500 million people to its middle class, building more than 50,000 miles of highways, and investing more than $2 trillion in building power plants, airports, hospitals, factories and research centers.
  • Delhi's plan to invest $1.2 trillion in electricity generation during the next 25 years will rely on a steady supply of power transformers, high-voltage power cables, relays, conductors, capacitors and circuit breakers.
  • Delhi's plan to invest $1.2 trillion in electricity generation during the next 25 years will rely on a steady supply of power transformers, high-voltage power cables, relays, conductors, capacitors and circuit breakers.
Top 10 in India:
  • Biggest Cities:
  1. Mumbai (Bombay) - 12,147,100
  2. Delhi - 10,009,200
  3. Calcutta - 4,670,000
  4. Bangalore - 4,376,100
  5. Chennai (Madras) - 4,298,600
  6. Ahmadabad - 3,584,000
  7. Hyderabad - 3,517,300
  8. Pune - 2,589,700
  9. Kanpur - 2,581,600
  10. Surat - 2,481,300
  • 10 Best Companies:
  1. Infosys Technologies
  2. Google India
  3. Tata Consultancy Services
  4. IBM
  5. Microsoft India
  6. Wipro
  7. State Bank of India
  8. Bharti Airtel
  9. HP India
  10. HDFC Bank
  • Top Business Schools:
  1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
  2. XLRI - Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur
  3. ISB - Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  4. FMS - Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
  5. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (JBIMS)
  6. S. P. Jain Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (SPJIMR)
  7. Schools of Management, IIT (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai)
  8. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI)
  9. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIM B)
  10. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM)
  • Top 20 IT companies:
  1. Hewlett Packard
  2. HCL Infosystems
  3. Ingram Micro
  4. Redingtoni
  5. IBM
  6. Dell
  7. Wipro
  8. Intel
  9. Microsoft
  10. Sap
  11. Acer
  12. Oracle
  13. APC-MGE
  14. Emerson Network Power
  15. Tata Consultancy Services
  16. Lenovo
  17. Cisco Systems
  18. Tulip Telecom
  19. LG
  20. Samsung
  • Top 20 Business facts you should know about India:
  1. India continues to be the best place to start a business, says a global services location index by AT Kearney.
  2. India's foreign exchange reserves stand at US$ 200 billion.
  3. India has displaced US as the second-most favoured destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world after China according to an AT Kearney's FDI Confidence Index
  4. Poised at a phenomenal growth of 500 per cent, the Indian insurance industry is expected to reach US$ 60 billion in the next four years.
  5. India adds about five million telephone subscribers every month. The total number of subscribers is expected to reach 250 million by the end of 2007.
  6. India has one of the largest road networks in the world, aggregating 3.34 million kilometers. It comprises 66,590 km of National Highways, 1,28,000 km of State Highways, 4,70,000 km of Major District Roads and about 26,50,000 km of other District and Rural Roads.
  7. In 2005-06, the passenger traffic rose by 25-30 per cent and is expected to grow by 25 per cent year-on-year over the next five years. While international and domestic air traffic grew by 35 per cent, cargo witnessed a 12 per cent growth.
  8. India is the Sixth largest crude consumer in the world.
  9. India is the Ninth largest crude importer in the world.
  10. India has the sixth largest refining capacity - 2.56 million barrels per day representing 2.99 per cent of world capacity.
  11. Estimated to be a US$ 350 billion industry, the Indian retail sector is growing at a growth rate of 47%..Wow !
  12. The travel and tourism sector in India is generated a total demand of US$ 55,544.5 million of economic activity in 2006, accounting for nearly 5.3 per cent of GDP and 5.4 per cent of total employment.
  13. India exports US$ 6 billion worth of garments.
  14. India is the largest consumer of gold jewellery in the world and accounts for about 20 per cent of world consumption.
  15. India is the largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in the world.
  16. India is the second largest producer of rice and wheat in the world; one of the largest producers of sugar, sugarcane, peanuts, jute, tea and an assortment of spices.
  17. The Indian pharmaceutical industry, consistently growing at 9.5 per cent in the last 5 years, could zip at 13.6 per cent between 2007 and 2010 and reach a market size of US$ 9.48 billion by 2010 from its present level of about US$ 6.2 billion.
  18. Healthcare delivery is one of the largest service-sector industries in India. The country will spend US$ 45.76 billion on healthcare in the next five years.
Made From India (B2B Blog): Top business facts about India:
  • India is known to be the best place in the world to commence a business, according to a global services location index by AT Kearney.
  • India's foreign exchange reserves are almost US$ 200 billion.
  • India is 4th in internet usage in entire world .
  • India has replaced US as the second choice for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world after China as per AT Kearney's FDI Confidence Index
  • Indian insurance industry is estimated to reach US$ 60 billion in the subsequent four years.
  • India gets about five million telephone subscribers every month. This will add up to 250 million subscribers by the end of 2007.
  • India apparently has one of the largest road networks in the world, totaling 3.34 million kilometers.
  • India is sixth largest crude consumers in the world.
  • India is one of the largest crude importers in the world and bags the ninth position.
  • India has one of the largest refining capacities - 2.56 million barrels per day amounting to 2.99 per cent of world capacity.
  • Indian retail sector is growing at a rate of 47%.
  • India has moved to third position in the world steel production.
  • India exports garments worth US$ 6 billion.
  • India is said to be the largest consumer of gold jewellery in the world.
  • India is the largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in the world.
  • India is one of the largest producers of rice, wheat, sugar, sugarcane, peanuts, jute, tea and an array of spices.
  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is continually growing at 9.5 per cent in the last 5 years.
  • Healthcare delivery is one of the largest service-sector industries in India. The country is expected to cough up US$ 45.76 billion on healthcare in the following five years.
  • India, along with US and Japan are among the top three countries that makes supercomputers.
  • India is one among the six countries that launches satellites.
  • The Bombay stock exchange has listings of more than 6,600 companies. Only NYSE has more.
  • Around eight Indian companies are listed on the NYSE, and three on the NASDAQ.
  • If one takes into account, volume of pills produced, the Indian pharmaceutical industry comes second after China.
  • After U.S. India has the largest workforce of software developers.
  • After U.S. India has the largest network of smooth highways.
  • India is the world's largest producer of milk.
  • Almost 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have R&D facilities in India.
  • Two million people of Indian origin live in the U.S.
  • Indian-born Americans are looked upon as the wealthiest and best educated of the recent immigrant groups in the U.S.
  • Almost thirty percent of the R&D researchers working in American pharmaceutical companies are said to be Indian Americans.
  • Around 49% of the high-tech startups in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. are owned by Indians or Indian-Americans.
  • India sends more students to U.S. colleges, in comparison to any country in the world.
  • An Indian-American scientist, Dr. Ananda Chakrabaty, won a case in the U.S. Supreme Court that granted patent for his useful invention of living organisms. He defeated the U.S. Patent Office, whose point of contention was that living things may not be patented, thus laying the foundation for the biotech industry. Dr. Chakrabaty is known to have created a microbe that eats oil spills.
  • World's Largest Film Studio is Ramoji Film City, Ahmedabad.
  • India is one of the largest exporters of computer software products, exporting software to almost 90 countries across the globe.
  • India houses largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, employing over a million people.
Internet Connection in Africa:
  • Latest data show that there are 86,217,900 internet users in Africa, which represents 8.7% of Africa’s population and represents 4.8% of internet users in the world. 
  • From 2000 – 2009, internet users has increased 1,809.8%.
  • South Africa has almost doubled its marketing budget for African markets, from R30 million in the present financial year to R55 million, in the next financial year, said newly appointed South African Tourism CEO Thandiwe January-Mclean yesterday, Thursday, 18 February 2010, during her first face-to-face meeting with the press since starting her job last month.
  • Recent statistics have shown that arrivals from Angola grew almost by 12% growth for the period January to October 2009.
  • It takes 14 days to start a business in the Central African Republic, and 233 days in Guinea Bissau. (IDA10).
  • Access to finance, infrastructure, institutions, and skills are the constraints most often reported as "major" or "very severe" by entrepreneurs.
  • It takes 7% of GNI per capita to start a business in South Africa and 1195 per cent in Sierra Leone. (IDA 9)
  • The lowest net primary enrolment ratio is found in Djibouti (33.3%); the highest is in Sao Tome and Principe (96.7 per cent). (MDG 2).
  • In Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Niger 2 persons out of a thousand are Internet users; there are 249 in every thousand people in Seychelles, which also has 189 computers per 1000 people. (MDG 8)
  • The most important contributors to the economy include the mining sector, manufacturing and agriculture. Most economic activity takes place in Gauteng where most mining occurs. The country's financial and industrial infrastructure is well-developed with excellent growth potential.


INTERNET MARKETING

MOBILE MARKETING

DIRECT MARKETING

Business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales worldwide will rise nearly 20% to reach $1.471 trillion in 2014.

(July 2014) 1

India’s $3 billion e-commerce market will reach more than $19 billion in five years.

(July 2014) 2

Facebook news feed retargeting ads had a click-through rate (CTR) 49 times higher than FB right-hand side ads and 21 times higher than standard web retargeting.

(April 2014) 3

India takes the third position in the top ten countries with most Facebook users in 2013, with 61.7 million registered accounts.

(December 2013) 4

There were 364 million rural mobile phone users in India as of Jan. 31.

(April 2014) 5

Indian companies spent 3 billion rupees ($49.9 million) on mobile ads last year, and the market is projected to expand 43 percent this year, according to the Mobile Marketing Association.

(April 2014) 6

By 2017, mobile devices will make up 87 percent of the total sales of Internet-enabled technology.

(April 2014) 7

Globally, mobile ad spend jumped by 105% in 2013 and is predicted to climb another 75% this year for a total of $31.5 billion.

(April 2014) 8

Today's consumers no longer care about where they are or what device they are using when interacting with a brand, as 58 percent of Millennials expect to engage with a company whenever they choose and via whichever channel they want.

(July 2014) 9

Millennials touch their smartphones 43 times per day, and 30 percent admit they touch more than four devices over the course of 24 hours.

(July 2014) 10

Sixty percent of Millennials surveyed expect a consistent experience from brands whether they interact online, in store or via phone.

(July 2014) 11

Fifty-two percent of over-performers say that their organizations leveraged data and analytics to improve marketing effectiveness compared to just 35 percent of under-performers.

(July 2014) 12

MARKETING OPERATIONS

MARKETING SPEND

GLOBAL MARKET RESOURCES

According to The Digital Marketing Insights Report 2014², commissioned by Teradata and Celebrus Technologies, organizations are struggling with data: data storage (36 percent), data quality (23 percent), and making the data actionable (15 percent) are the biggest challenges facing the marketing team.

(July 2014) 13

Personalisation in all its forms certainly dominates marketing strategy, with  research revealing that while only 21 percent of organizations have a single customer view today, a massive 57 percent expect to achieve this goal within two years.

(July 2014) 14

Just 11% of B2B lead generation marketers describe their marketing as highly effective and efficient.

(September 2012) 15

Of companies using marketing automation and ROI metrics, 69 percent reported an increase in total marketing revenue contribution.

(September 2012) 16

In India, the biggest beneficiary of advertising spends in 2014 will be digital advertising, which is expected to grow by 35 percent over the Rs 3,042 crore (US$ 507.41 million) spent in 2013.

(June 2014) 17

TV advertising in India will  a growth of 12.8 percent in 2014, with print witnessing 8 percent growth as compared to 4 percent in 2013.

(June 2014) 18

Digital marketers spend almost as much to keep buyers (45 percent) as they do to gain new ones (55 percent).

(May 2014) 19

U.S. marketers spend an average of 2.5% of their total company revenue on digital marketing activities, according to a new report by Gartner Inc.U.S. marketers spend an average of 2.5% of their total company revenue on digital marketing activities, according to a new report by Gartner Inc.

(March 2013) 20

* Facts & Stats are curated by the CMO Council team. Attributions for each entry can be seen by hovering over each footnote.

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